Mercy Health Physicians Names Vice Presidents of Medical Affairs and Physician Transactions

(CINCINNATI; January 6, 2014) – Mercy Health, which provides quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its network of care, announces that Mercy Health Physicians has named Randall T. Curnow, Jr., MD, MBA, FACP, FACHE, FACPE as Vice President of Medical Affairs for Mercy Health Physicians and Timothy M. Duever as Vice President of Physician Transactions. Both Curnow and Duever assumed their roles in December.

As Vice President of Medical Affairs for Mercy Health Physicians, Dr. Curnow, Jr. will serve as a key member of the Mercy Health Physicians Executive team focusing on working toward further development of the strong, multi-specialty group. He will play an integral role in leading Mercy Health Physicians’ journey in clinical integration, which includes Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH), Accountable Care (ACO) activities, quality improvement and physician leadership development.

Dr. Curnow comes to Mercy Health from Summit Medical Group in Knoxville, TN, where he spent five years. In his most recent role, as Executive Vice President/Chief Medical Officer, he worked with the Board of Directors and senior management team on accountable care, clinical integration, medical home and quality measurement and improvement strategies. Under his area of responsibility were clinical quality reporting, metrics and improvement, the accountable care division, patient experience and satisfaction, care management and coordination services, hospitalists services, workplace wellness programs and urgent care centers. In these roles, Dr. Curnow was responsible for over 100 employees. He developed the first patient-centered medical home program in Tennessee recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Prior to this, Dr. Curnow was with Boylan Medical Group in Raleigh, NC for 10 years where he served as President and practiced in Internal Medicine. Dr. Curnow has received the NCQA Physician Recognition Award for Diabetes and Heart/Stroke Care (2007); he also has given numerous lectures and presentations across the country; as well as authored publications and papers.

Dr. Curnow holds a number of certifications and professional associations; as well as an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; Residency in Internal Medicine and Internship in Psychiatry from Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. He holds his MD from University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Curnow now resides in Loveland with his wife, Theresa, and two boys, Ryan and Colin.

As Vice President of Physician Transactions, Tim Duever is primarily responsible for facilitating new physician affiliation agreements and employed physician contract renewals in a timely fashion for Mercy Health Physicians and all Mercy Health facilities. As part of this process, Tim will manage a team to obtain third-party appraisals, perform financial and strategic due diligence and develop legal documents. Guiding his efforts will be Mercy Health’s strategic vision for community needs, quality care and physician-hospital system integration.

Tim joins Mercy Health from The Christ Hospital Health Network, where for the last three years he served as Senior Executive Director, Physician Division. He grew the employed network by over 100 providers in 10 specialties and developed the infrastructure to manage the operational and financial needs of the Division. Tim also led a multi-disciplinary team to implement conversion from independent practice to employed provider and served as the liaison between Hospital and Physicians to ensure delivery of high quality patient care within the enterprise.

Prior to this role, Tim was the Director of Healthcare Strategy Group at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He has also held positions with V4 Consulting. He started his career with Ernst & Young, LLP.

Tim holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Xavier University, with a BA in Accounting from Indiana University. He is involved with Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). Tim resides in Mariemont with his wife and two children.